Predictably, the Oakland Raiders’ search for veteran cornerbacks didn’t end when they signed Ronald Bartell on Friday.
CSNBayArea.com reports Shawntae Spencer visited the Raiders on Friday. He was released by the 49ers earlier in the week. Spencer has started 72 games. He didn’t start any games last season. New Oakland defensive coordinator Jason Tarver worked with Spencer for seven seasons.
Spencer, 30, is not an upper-level player, but he does have good experience and Oakland needs that because it is essentially starting over at the position. Bartell, 30, has 66 career starts, but he missed all but one game last season with a neck injury.
Basically, expect any available cornerback to be linked to the Raiders these days, including New Orleans’ Tracy Porter, who played for new Oakland head coach Dennis Allen with the Saints.
In other AFC West news:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shot down an San Diego Union-Tribune report that the Steelers were interested in Chargers’ running back Mike Tolbert. For what it’s worth, I’ve also heard the Steelers, who are cap-strapped, like Tolbert. He is making a visit with an undisclosed team Saturday.
The Titans worked out Peyton Manning on Saturday. Denver worked him out Friday. The Broncos, 49ers and Titans are expected to be the finalists to sign Manning, who is expected to make his decision in the coming days.